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Fort Greene
Terra cotta floors and antique mirrors give the dining room its taverna personality, backed by a transporting Mediterranean menu of falafel-crusted artichoke hearts; salty halloumi cheese, pan-fried with harissa oil; osso buco of monkfish with sauce Basquaise; and mushroom risotto with pistachio oil. The presentation is rough and ready, but service is pleasingly snappy. The caramel affogato–ice cream served with a pot of steaming espresso poured over the top–should be considered non-negotiable.
Venue name: Olea
Address: 171 Lafayette Ave

Cross street: at Adelphi St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 10am–4:30pm, 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 10am–4:30pm, 5pm–midnight
Transport: Subway: C to Lafayette Ave, G to Clinton–Washington Aves
Price: Average main course: $16. Cash only
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